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LeBron, Cavs sweep away Hawks, return to Finals

The Cavaliers finished off a sweep of the Hawks with a Game 4 blowout, cruising to their first NBA Finals since 2007. It will be LeBron's fifth straight Finals appearance.


Rangers force Game 7 with blowout of Lightning

TAMPA, Fla. -- Derek Brassard had a hat trick and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 36 shots in another season-saving performance as the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 Tuesday night to

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Kaepernick sorry for insensitive flooding post

Colin Kaepernick, who has nearly 755,000 Twitter followers and 1.3 million followers on Instagram, deleted and apologized Tuesday for a post that trivialized deadly floods in the Houston area.

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Sando: The soaring cost of NFL QB contracts

Mike Sando explains why the cost of quarterback contracts in the NFL will continue to rise -- and what that means for upcoming contract negotiations for Cam Newton and Russell Wilson.

LeBron channels his inner Jordan (2:24)

MLB Walk-offs

Mets walk off in 10 (0:50)

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Point spreads play key role in TV ratings

Two economists have shown that the point spread plays a significant role in viewing interest, at times producing 30 percent spikes in TV ratings on noncompetitive games.

French Open

60-Second Slice: Day 3 (0:59)

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Baffert seeks to join rare company

At age 75, Billy Turner's the only person on Earth who can say he has trained a Triple Crown winner. He would love to welcome Bob Baffert to that exclusive club.

X Games Austin preview -- Tom Schaar (3:49)

SportsCenter clips

Howard not suspended for hitting Bogut in face (1:20)

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Experts' picks: AT&T Byron Nelson

Which golfer will win this week's AT&T Byron Nelson? Aussie Marc Leishman seems to be the trendy pick among our experts.

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Cardinals win 3rd straight

St. Louis tallied 4 runs in the first, and Arizona starter Archie Bradley lasted just 3 2/3 innings as the Cardinals topped the D-backs 6-4. Box score


Final: Giants 6, Brewers 3

The Giants (26-20) scored all six runs on three homers and two doubles to send the Brewers (16-30) to a fourth straight loss. Box score


Final: Rangers 4, Indians 3

Prince Fielder's bat and Texas are still hot. The Rangers DH hit his 9th HR in May, and Mitch Moreland hit the game-winning HR in the 8th as Texas won its seventh in a row. Box score


Cavs sweep Hawks, ride brooms to Finals

The Cavaliers completed the sweep of the Hawks in the Eastern Conference finals, winning Game 4 118-88. LeBron James goes back to the Finals for the fifth consecutive time, the first player to do that since Bill Russell in 1966.


Atlanta Hawks @ATLHawks

"I want to start by congratulating Cleveland and Coach Blatt. They deserved to win." - Coach Bud

Seager's 6 RBI's power Mariners

Kyle Seager (3-5, 2 HR) drove in as many runs as the Rays -- including the go-ahead score on a solo home run in the top of the 10th -- to give the Mariners their 4th win in 5 games. Box score


Mozgov dunks over Atlanta

How bad was it for the Hawks? They couldn't find water if they fell out of a boat in the ocean. That coupled with Mozgov fumbling home an alley-oop spells a 30-point win for the Cavs.


Bruce Bowen @Bowen12

5th consecutive finals for LBJ, glad to see a player living out his dream when soooo much has been placed upon his shoulders. #cominghome

LeBron James on his Cavs team

"We have everything it takes to win. We have grit, we have determination. ... We have the willingness to do what it takes."

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

The Cavs went 19-63, 21-45, 24-58 and 33-49 in their four seasons without LeBron James. In his first season back they're in the NBA Finals.

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Derick Brassard with a hat trick for Rangers, who force Game 7 with win Last Rangers hat trick in Conference Finals: Wayne Gretzky-- 1997

Final: Rangers 7, Lightning 3

J.T. Miller (1 goal, 3 assists) and Derick Brassard (3 goals, 2 assists) were two of the Blueshirts who continuously lit the lamp, Rick Nash also had a goal and three assists, to force a Game 7 in Madison Square Garden. Box score